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    Starting over ... Divorce almost final

    and I am wondering where to start. Any advice?
    Oliviaa92 Oliviaa92 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2014

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    Getting A Divorce And Starting Over

    I have been married for 30 years, I thought she was my soulmate, but apparently I was wrong. We were going through some financial problems and she started talking to a "friend" of ours and getting advice. This was 2 years ago and now she says she not "in love" with me any more...
    lonelyheart1961 lonelyheart1961 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 29, 2012

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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    alisoncc11 alisoncc11 26-30, F Mar 5

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    Getting to Know Me

    I am 37 years old. I was married for 10 years and with that same pertner for 17 years (half of my life at the time) ... We were better buddies than a happily married couple. I have been in a few relationships since the divorce ended but have not found that special Mrs. Right...
    DSMHawk DSMHawk 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 23, 2007

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    I need some help! Women!

    My wife divorced me and no real reason other than she wanted to explore life. We hung out twice in the last week and we ended up getting physical. Divorced for only 3 weeks. She still seems like she wants to be friends. Thats not what I want. We both had fun and enjoyed it very...
    Rsend Rsend 36-40 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    Never Better

    Divorced for 3 years after being together for 17. His struggle with depression felt contagious, and now that I don't live with it, I have more fun, more friends and interests, do so many of the things I always wanted to. I'm sky diving in 2 days and can't wait! Doing the funnest...
    simplygirl simplygirl 46-50, F 6 Responses Jun 8, 2012

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    Going through a divorce.

    We separated for 4 months now. it's been hard for i have 3 young kids, 7, 4, 2 years old. I have moved back to my home country after finding out my wife cheating. Thinking, i was back home to regain myself and would go back to live near the kids in the US again but in a way i...
    flexoverdeal flexoverdeal 31-35, M Aug 16, 2014

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    Glad I Got Divorced

    I was married for 9 years and then i found out my wife was cheatting on me with someone i worked with and that was the end off that it took me a 3 years to get fully over it but i did and now i have remarried and i am so happy and i have 3 boys as well i was very sad at one point...
    wellboy120 wellboy120 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 8, 2012

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    Alone With No Where To Go And No One To Talk To...

    I have now been separated just over a year. Married out of High School at 19, for 15 years I was with my best friend and only friend. Since 2006 I have had medical problems which made things difficult, in 2012 emotional issues caused more problems leading to a self-imposed stay...
    ApparentlyDepressed ApparentlyDepressed 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    A New Life

    I am starting a wonderful new life after becoming divorced. I was in my marriage for twenty years. For over half that time I was quite miserable. I had gotten used to being told my wants and desires were foolish, that my job working with children was valueless, and that overall I...
    kwanyin kwanyin 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 30, 2012

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    The....EX

    This is NOT in reference to marriages involving physical violence, mental abuse. This is about just ordinary marriages that fell apart.People are not always compatible, and so the married couple drift apart.  And so, as I encounter other divorced people, it is shocking, and very...
    neuilly neuilly 61-65, F 4 Responses May 6, 2013

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    After 17 years of marriage,

    starting over and things are much different! Def experiencing some anxiety about the unknown but enjoying the art of online dating & social media! It's nice to have a forum to share & meet people w/ similar interests!
    FlKuntryBoy FlKuntryBoy 36-40, M Jul 23, 2014

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    In 1991 my first wife

    and I got divorced after just 5 years of marriage we didn't own much nor had a kid together she had two by another man we divorced me over the drugs I did not even a month after it was finalized I checked myself into rehab for heroin and cocaine once I checked out I joined a...
    primeoflife primeoflife 51-55, M Mar 5

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    My Divorce Story

    I met my wife in 2004. She was the kind of person I thought I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. She was funny, pretty, and goal oriented. Our relationship took off rather quickly..perhaps a little to quickly. I had been nursing a broken heart for the better part of two...
    syderb79 syderb79 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 21, 2013

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    Thinking Of Leaving

    I shared my story before, but instead of giving you the details, lets just say that i've been divorced for 8 months more or less ( separated for almost 2 years). I didnt want to divorce, and I still dont want to ve divorced. You know where this is going right? So, in the past...
    albyd albyd 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 27, 2012

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    Moving On Is Not So Easy....

    I am recently divorced after a long marriage of 43 years...This is also the first time I have ever broken up with someone that i loved, and so i have not a clue how to deal with some of the emotional issues.,and so i was wondering what insight or information the people here could...
    neuilly neuilly 61-65, F 3 Responses Jan 4, 2012

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    Divorced And Not Happy

    Hi everyone I am a divorced father of two great kids after being married for 13 years i found my exwife started cheating on me bye the time I knew what hit me I lost everything my house my buisiness and all of my money, emotionly I had a hard time dealing with things I tried to...
    DAWNBRAN DAWNBRAN 36-40, M 10 Responses Oct 25, 2009

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    Starting Over...When Is It Really Time?

     I've read so many touching stories here lately, divorced after 10 years, 20 years...40 years! The list goes on, many people to thank for some really good insight. I guess, the more time you've been married, the harder it is to deal with letting go, emotionally and even...
    albyd albyd 31-35, M May 6, 2013

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    Younger women dating older men mainly

    because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These younger women are looking for their age gap love romance.For older men, Younger women older men relationships will surely make an older man...
    leanncc11 leanncc11 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2014

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    A New Beginning

    Back in 1985 I married the most wonderful woman. We had met through a councilling service and I was the councillor. Surprisingly we hit it off straight away and we both discussed our past and our insecurities so we both started the relationship on equal footing. I knew what she...
    tsv01 tsv01 46-50, M Apr 28, 2012

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    Its Sooo Unbelievably Devastating

    Im 49 yrs old...got divorced finalized 5 months ago; im getting there in starting over, but what i find so devastating aside form the actual leaving ( i left; my 2 teenage daughters chose to live w/their father in the house; i see them evry 2 wks) was that i have a brother and...
    Terri631 Terri631 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 2, 2013

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    Starting Over.......

    I am in the process of starting over. After 43 years of married life, I am now on my own.To be honest, if feels very similar to dealing with a loss of a spouse due to a death. This person you lived with for decades, is just not here, and will never be here again. It is sad, but...
    neuilly neuilly 61-65, F 11 Responses Nov 16, 2011

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    Not Sure I Know How To Do This.

    Well, the axe has fallen I have been served with divorce papers. I have spent the last year trying to save the relationship.  Since being served I have started to understand this is the end of the relationship as we know it.When we met I was an outgoing, social person.  I am...
    1980Monza 1980Monza 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2012

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    Not Easy

    It's not easy to start over and get on with my life when I think of all the hurtful things he said. I know they aren't true but the hurt remains. Plus it's been a year and he keeps telling me over and over.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 23, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I am starting over again in my personal relationships, and I look forward to starting them with new, positive experiences. I will take my time, and I will be choosy with whom I...
    Danielle1011 Danielle1011 51-55, F 4 Responses May 10

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    Starting over is sometimes difficult.
    easynuh easynuh 26-30, F 4 Responses May 9

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    I was in love with this woman who fell in love with me we work together at the library she was a janitor and I was the security guard it's a bad town that needs a security guard...
    dfries63 dfries63 46-50, M Apr 23

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    Ok, just for the record, dating at 47 SUCKS just as much as dating at 18. At 47, I've been viewed as a piece of a** (no, I'm not and I don't pretend to be) I've been told I'm...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F 7 Responses May 13

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    To the next guy who wants to date me, my demons won't let me. I don't think I'm equipped mentally or emotionally to take this on. There are battles with my demons which I need to...
    EshaVellu EshaVellu 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    I am single, but i am only available to me.
    GibMore GibMore 31-35, F 3 Responses May 11

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    date of birth May 3, 2013 date of death March 11, 2015 even though it was a short life my marriage has ended. I seem to be doing ok. I didn't think I'd let anyone back in or...
    06cumminsgirl 06cumminsgirl 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I sincerely HATE my life...I HATE how people see me, I HATE how I see myself. My whole life has been an uphill struggle with no relief in sight! I had the worst Mothers Day ever...
    fitmom808 fitmom808 41-45, F 5 Responses May 10

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    My marriage is over after 11 months, together for 4 years. Officially we're just separating and I'm moving into the spare room till I can afford to move out, staying married for a...
    KFallon92 KFallon92 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    One of the things I found most difficult after leaving my marriage was opening up and becoming intimate with anyone. Even at this point it requires months before I feel like it. I...
    Gearcynic Gearcynic 36-40, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I am going through a divorce :( His Grandmother died and his mom and sister didn't inform me about the times of the wake of funeral. He was offshore. I called and texted and got no...
    Raychel16 Raychel16 36-40, F 2 hrs ago

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    Divorce doesnt give you your life back, but what it does for some ( like myself) is give you back to your self! it takes a while to reconcile with who you were/are without the...
    faydoll faydoll 46-50, F 1 hr ago

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    The divorce papers is here now..I guess if just sign it that's it..but part of me ,don't want to do it..I really love my husband.. But I will stay with him as gf. ..being married...
    sadwife82 sadwife82 31-35, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I'm starting to hit that phase where I worry what my kids think of me. Once upon a time I trusted my wife, thought I knew her, gave the benefit of the doubt. Never, ever, ever...
    streetcsi streetcsi 41-45, M 6 Responses May 8

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    I am starting my life over for the third time, thousands of miles away. First time was when I came to US with a little money and my degree in Architecture. I traveled for a while...
    Xuzhou Xuzhou 56-60, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My husband and I are in the process of getting a divorce through mediation. I am the one who asked for the divorce. Every since our wedding two years ago, our marriage steadily...
    Alili2124 Alili2124 26-30, F 3 Responses May 13

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    So finally we are getting a divorce. I found out he cheated 4 years ago while I was pregnant after having gone through a year of infertility treatments to have our child and the...
    jazzybelle53 jazzybelle53 36-40, F 7 Responses May 7

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    I'm 61. I married a Prince Charming and learned after too much emotional pain that he has Asbergers syndrome. Step kids too and perhaps my adult daughter who wasn't diagnosed as a...
    starfate starfate 61-65, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    My parents are getting a divorce . its been a long time coming and I've been expecting It , but with my mom leaving ... I can't help but feel slightly abandoned. I know it's what...
    moondustfairy moondustfairy 18-21, F May 12

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    I was with my husband 29 yrs. We raised 2 children together. In 2011 he started a online affair with a women 4 states away. He had never met this women face to face. After 4...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 6 Responses Apr 24

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